Hi Fred and welcome to the 'bolt! There's lots of great info and people on here.
Be sure to check out the various forums and they all specialize in different areas of the rebuild process. Also, check out the "tech tips" section (look in the upper right corner to find the link).
Also, click on the "links" tab, then click on "parts" and it will list lots of places to get parts for different years of trucks.
Sounds like a cool truck. Be sure to post pics when you get a chance. I'm sure others with more knowledge will chime in here soon.
Good luck! Glad to have you aboard!